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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What horrifies the boy?

2. Why does he believe his grandmother is waiting outside?

3. What does the stranger standing next to him in the dark do?

4. When does the protagonist realize it is not his grandmother waiting for him?

5. What happens between Kathleen and the protagonist?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the protagonist criticize in the first section of the novel?

2. Describe the story and the main character.

3. Why does the protagonist begin to tell the stranger his story?

4. What does the protagonist realize years later about his grandmother?

5. What does the protagonist vow? What ends his memory?

6. What happens when Kathleen tries to talk to the protagonist?

7. Describe the memory that is triggered by the hamburger.

8. What does this time with Kathleen trigger?

9. What does he tell the nurse? What is her response? Why does he feel this way?

10. To what does the title refer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The doctor knows the protagonist does not care about life.

Part 1) How does he know this? What is the protagonist's reaction? Why does he react this way?

Part 2) Why can the doctor not understand the protagonist's depression?

Part 3) With what is the doctor concerned? Should that be his only concern? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The main character stays and listens to Sarah's story.

Part 1) How is this similar to Kathleen staying in a relationship with the main character?

Part 2) How does her story reveal more details of life in a concentration camp?

Part 3) Compare and contrast Sarah and the main character.

Essay Topic 3

The main character thinks more about death than life.

Part 1) How does this affect his relationship with others?

Part 2) What would his grandmother think about this? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) Based on this story, how does the author believe one can change and enjoy life?

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